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Grand Forks marks Syttende Mai celebration
Norwegians and non-Norwegian friends marked May 17 with traditional food, song and celebration at the Sons of Norway hall in Grand Forks Thursday. Those who visited the chapter found open-face sandwiches, rommegrot and variety of traditional treats. May 17, Constitution Day in Norway,...
May 17, 2018 - 6:55pm
May 16, 2018
Celebrate Syttende Mai with Norwegian cream layer cake
FARGO — Come tomorrow, Norwegians around the world will join in the celebration of Syttende Mai, the 17th of May and Constitution Day,...
May 16, 2018 - 9:50am
May 15, 2018
Duluth woman amps up breakfasts in time for Syttende Mai
DULUTH — Scandinavia is known for many things — cross-country skiing, wool sweaters, blond hair and ABBA. But, perhaps unfairly,...
May 15, 2018 - 10:46am
May 10, 2018
Norwegian heritage takes center stage as Syttende Mai approaches
The Sons of Norway Snorre Lodge in Thief River Falls is celebrating Syttende Mai for nine days, as a tribute to everything Norwegian, but especially...
May 10, 2018 - 8:43pm
May 16, 2017
Grand Forks woman helps granddaughter celebrate May 17 in style
Karen Axvig of Grand Forks loves to celebrate Syttende Mai, and she wants her 6-year-old granddaughter to celebrate it too—in style. Axvig...
May 16, 2017 - 7:39pm
May 17, 2016
Syttende Mai - Keeping tradition alive in Grand Forks
Once a year, a group of Norwegians in Grand Forks puts days of love and tender care into preparing enough food to feed hundreds. It's all done...
May 17, 2016 - 8:13pm
May 16, 2016
MARILYN HAGERTY: Salon serves body and soul
Dear Sheila Stevenson, You told me once that all you ever wanted to do was to fix hair. You went directly from high school to beauty school...
May 16, 2016 - 6:40pm
May 17, 2015
Rainy day for Syttende mai
Pouring rain on Sunday didn't deter dozens of Grand Forks residents from celebrating Norway's Constitution Day at the Sons of Norway Lodge. Shaking...
May 17, 2015 - 8:14pm
MARILYN HAGERTY: May 17 celebrates all things Norwegian
This is May 17—the Norwegian Fourth of July. And the Norskes among us have been preparing their celebration for weeks. They are welcoming...
May 17, 2015 - 5:00am
May 16, 2012
MARILYN HAGERTY: On Syttende mai, an Uff da for the closing of the Bronze Boot
Dear Shirley, Even though we are Danish, I have to admit that the Norwegians think of everything. This is Syttende mai -- the Norwegian Independence...
May 16, 2012 - 9:38pm
May 5, 2012
Swamped before Syttende mai
So you think Syttende mai is a one-day deal, then? Check out the work schedule in the May "Hilsen" newsletter published by the Sons of Norway's Gyda Varden Lodge in Grand Forks: Tuesday: Peel, cook, rice potatoes and make lefse dough. Wednesday: Roll, fry and package lefse (to...
May 5, 2012 - 11:15pm
May 16, 2011
SYTTENDE MAI: 'As Norwegian as it gets'
When he was about 10 years old, Jared Lennon visited his grandfather on the family farm near Winger, Minn., a farm started in the 1880s by their...
May 16, 2011 - 10:44pm
Velkommen welcomes changing times, Syttende mai
Velkommen is the Norwegian word for welcome, and owner Rochelle Wetsch tries to make every loyal customer feel that way. "How are you?" often...
May 16, 2010 - 10:15pm
May 13, 2010
MARILYN HAGERTY: Syttende mai countdown is on at Sons of Norway Lodge
Else Rike was ricing potatoes. The other Norwegians working away at the Sons of Norway lodge Wednesday morning said she is the only one who can do it right. The kitchen had a warm inviting smell of potatoes. There were more potatoes carefully peeled and waiting to be cooked and turned...
May 13, 2010 - 9:58pm
May 17, 2009
CHEF JEFF: Cream of the crop
Any good Norwegian knowstoday is Syttende Mai, and you can bet there will be a lot of rommegrot on hand at celebrations. If you can't make the...
May 17, 2009 - 7:30am